Our newsroom learned Thursday the District Attorney has personally asked DPS investigators not to comment on the status of the Teddy Whitefield investigation.
The Texas Department of Public Safety told our newsroom three months ago the crash report would be presented to the D.A.'s office. Every time we ask the District Attorney's office about the case, they tell us they still don't have it.
Our newsroom has been in touch with the District Attorney's office for months trying to learn more about what has kept the Whitefield case from moving forward.
Our email requests to the D.A.'s office for an update on the case date back to November when Whitefield's toxicology report was released.
Wichita County District Attorney Maureen Shelton cites DPS for the hold up, saying "DPS has not filed their case with the District Attorney's office. When their investigation is complete, DPS has assured me they will file the case promptly."
Newschannel 6 has called DPS several times asking for the same information. Each time we've been told they have no comment. That all changed today.
We talked to the DPS sergeant responsible for the Whitefield investigation.
He told us DPS has been instructed by the D.A.'s office not to comment on the status of the Whitefield case or when it will be sent to the D.A.'s office.
DPS Sergeant Toby Catlin told Newschannel 6 "I have been instructed by (District Attorney) Maureen (Shelton) herself not to comment on this case."
DPS officials will not even tell Newschannel 6 whether the investigation is still in progress.